Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Environmental Studies program are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.


Submissions from 2019

James Harren, Mayte Aldrett, and Emma Dempsey, Tapping into Sustainability: How Local Craft Breweries Foster an Ethic of Sustainability through Community Building and Development of Placed Based Identity, 2019, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2018

Archibald McDermott Fraser, Jerrilyn Goldberg, and Zifeng Wang, Spatial misallocation of utility-scale renewable energy across Minnesota, 2018, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Bex Kestanbaum Klafter, Amy Andress Roach, and Rafael Guadalupe Soto, "Searching for Solar: Applying the Path of Least Resistance, a Case Study of Solar Gardens in Farmington and Lakeville, MN", 2018, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Kadin William Woolever and Willa Freidl Gruver, Rice County Farmers & the Conservation Reserve Program: Comparing Congressional & Local Perspectives, 2018, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2017

III Robert Harris, Hannah Liatris Conklin Marty, and David Nevarez Meraz, Shifting Tallgrass Prairie Management Practices: The Influence of Fire on Public Health, Grassland Ecology, and Ranching Activities, 2017, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Gina Helen Hatch, Cultural Inclusion in the Cowling Arboretum Restoration: Evaluating Ethnobotanical Connections and Assessing the Educational Value of Ethnobotanical Resources, 2017, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2016

Anna Catherine Cich, Andre Field Miller, and Elizabeth Drew Higgins, The Backyard Birder: Ecological citizenship and motivations behind backyard chicken keeping on the urban edge, a case study of Northfield, Minnesota, 2016, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Michelle Hoge, Chris Nootenboom, and Caroline von Klemperer, Spatial Optimization in Tallgrass Prairie Restoration: Tradeoffs between Ecosystem Services and Restoration Costs, 2016, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Brent Alexander Murcia and Jacob Thedore Wasserman, Beefing Up Local Meat Production: Studying Constraints on Local Meat in Southern Minnesota, 2016, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Emma Katherine Vinella-Brusher and Joseph Philip Haase, Assessing Urban Habitat Connectivity: Using Circuit Theory to Model Blanding's Turtle Movement, 2016, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2015

Charles Alexander Bloom, Maria Elisabeth Kjellstrand, and Kathryn Rebecca Leys, Applying an Actor-Oriented Approach to Ecological Restoration: A Case Study of Coldwater Spring, 2015, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Kathy Dooley, Arnaud Kpachavi, and Eli Skinner, The Impact of Land Use Change on Lake Phosphorus Concentrations in Dakota County, MN, 2015, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Anna Oleta Redberg Larson, Sarah Townsend Lukins, and Laurel Elizabeth Goldner, Eating Off the Land: Cultural and institutional influences on ecological outcomes of Hmong gardens in Saint Paul, MN, 2015, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Hanna Lee, Taylor Mayhall, and Robert Olney, A Sustainability Assessment of St. Paul Using LEED-EN, 2015, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Cassandra Athena Prenn-Vasilakis, Jamie Laura Harrison, and Ingrid Freganse Lyons, Seeing Biodiversity: Exploring the factors that influence perception, 2015, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2014

Jesse David Gourevitch, Madison Jean Halloran, Henry Merton Peyronnin, and Maggie Marie Sullivan, Applying the Analytical Hierarchy Process to Small Dam Management: A Case Study of the Ames Mill Dam, Northfield,MN, 2014, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Anthony Hill-Abercrombie, Yuanbo Wang, and Liz Wilson, Languages of Legitimacy: Understanding Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Cannon River Watershed Through Methodological Complementing, 2014, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Matt Barnes Jaquette, Zoe Frances Craig, Colleen Louise Stewart, and Jia Yang, Wading through the Muddy Floodwaters: Social Vulnerability to Flooding in Northfield, MN, a Case Study, 2014, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Gwendolyn Jenkins, Sebastian Bouknight, and Lauren Young, Historic Preservation on an Industrial Riverfront: Local Perspectives of Minneapolis's Upper Harbor Terminal, 2014, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Julia Clare Moen, Courtney Dufford, and Young-Eun (Amber) Kim, Implementing (Waste)water Treatment Alternatives: A Comparative Case Study of Small Town Decision-making, 2014, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2013

Megan Elizabeth Brant, Courtney Elizabeth Halbach, Lindsay Leigh Guthrie, and Rose Cobb Cherneff, Extension in the 21st Century: Promoting Regenerative Agricultural Practices Using the Diffusion of Innovations Theory, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Lara J. Brenner, Hannah Joy M. Wirshing, and Claire Z. McFadden, The American Lawn: Examining Our Cultural Commitment to an Energy-Intensive Institution, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Jasmine Antonia Cutter, Karlie Linnea Haug, Madeleine Johanna Koski, and Emily Sheriff Rogers, Sold on Solar? Perceptions of Solar Panels in Grand Canyon National Park: An Analysis of the Implementation of Renewable Energy Technologies in National Parks, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Ellen Margaret Farnham, Thomas George Holmes, Gregory Harris Phillips, and Jonathan Daniel Hillis, Building retrofits on campus: A case study of the comprehensive costs and benefits of improving energy efficiency at Carleton College, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Mallika Jayaraman, Daniel Eric Ackerman, Phillip Peter Juda, and Alex Todd Waltz, Fueling the Future: Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on the Economic Viability of Second Generation Biofuels, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Fay Xiao Li, Elicia Cousins, Marianna Zapanta, and Claire Karban, Nuclear Power and Environmental Justice: A Mixed-Methods Study of Risk, Vulnerability, and the Victim Experience, 2013, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2012

Benjamin Cushing, Erin Anderson, and Acadia Davis, Watering the Food Desert: A Policy Analysis of Urban Food Access Disparities in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, 2012, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Irene Gilbert Hussey, Owen Scott McMurtrey, and Amelia Jane Harris, Buffalo for a Broken Agricultural System: Land-Use Intensity of the Bison Meat Industry from Montana to Indiana, 2012, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Elizabeth Reines Nachman, Hannah Rose Heavenrich, and Ryan Raymond Noe, Valuing the ecosystem services of low-input, high-diversity prairie as a biofuel feedstock in southern Minnesota, 2012, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Elena Patrice Rosenberg-Carlson and Emily Bliss Houser, Modeling Food Security in Kenya: Interactions Between Neoliberal Policy Reforms, Environmental Factors, and Food Security, 2012, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Molly Ann Watters and Peter James Kerns, Urban forest inequality: Assessing the distribution of trees and their services across Twin Cities neighborhoods, 2012, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Submissions from 2011

Ellen Huiskamp Esch, Kelsea Lanae Dombrovski, and Sydney Lian Weydemeyer, Motivating Enrollment: Rice County Landowners in the Conservation Reserve Program, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Megan Milligan, Emily Kao, and Ben Sullender, Where Livelihood and Wildlife Collide: The Effectiveness of the Fortress Conservation Paradigm in Tarangire National Park, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Amanda Miller Savitt and Samantha Ann Baker, Economic and Ethical Externalities Associated with Electric Vehicles, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Zoe L. Statman-Weil, Agroecology in the MST: The fight for sustainability and social justice, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS)

Amy S. Teller and Bryce E. Gray, Praying for Rain: Farmer Vulnerability to Climate Change in Mto Wa Mbu and Lukange Village, Tanzania, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS)